Shirley first realized she had talent in art when she entered the first grade in school.  Ever since she has been in some form of artistic efforts.  Born and raised in Nebraska, she majored in art at the University of Nebraska before moving to Arizona as a teenager.  Her Mother was a painter in oils.  Growing up watching her Mother made her want to try painting all the more.  After marriage and raising 3 sons she had the time to turn to a more serious interest in art. She has taken many classes and workshops in Arizona. She has sold her work to private and corporate collectors in Arizona and some abroad.


Living in Arizona, southwest subjects are a favorite.  More recently European scenes from her trip to several countries there have become a focus.  She has become especially interested in the charming aged buildings of Europe.  Landscapes of the southwest and of  Tuscany are frequent subjects.  She paints mostly in oils.  She was a member of the now defunct VALLEY ARTIST  LEAGUE  and now  is a member of PHOENIX ARTIST GUILD and SCOTTSDALE ARTIST LEAGUE and a juried member of the ARIZONA ARTIST ALLIANCE.  She has won many prizes showing her work in exhibits put on by these groups.  Her work can be viewed at these exhibits and at her studio in her home as well as on this website.





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